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2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Day 01 Athletics Tournament 

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May 4,

Airnel T. Abarra

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA– Javelin, Shot put, and Hurdles are the curtain raisers on the first day of action for the Athletics Tournament of 2014 Palarong Pambansa here in Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal, Santa Cruz, Laguna.  Starting at 4:00 PM, the schedules of final events are as follows:

EventTeamLevel
Javelin ThrowSecondary GirlsFinal
Long JumpSecondary BoysFinal
Special Game  1 Long JumpMC 16 and aboveFinal
Special  Game 2 Long JumpVisually Impaired 15 and Below Boys and GirlsFinal
Special Game 3MC 15 and BelowFinal
Shot PutSecondary BoysFinal

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Schedule

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics

Palarong Pambansa, Laguna May 4-10 via the DEPED Palaro Site

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2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Day 1 : Cabrera upsets Palaro Champion for surprise Gold in Girls Javelin

Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Zeanne Faith Cabrera of CALABARZON Region snatched the first athletics gold in day one of Athletics Tournament at 2014 Palarong Pambansa here in Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 04 May.

The St. Michael’s College of Laguna-Binan stand-out raised her personal best by taping an impressive throw of 40.31 meters. This surpassed the performance of Monica Andaya (NCR) which registered 39.36 meters while Western Visayas bet Jerramay Rubias anchored 38.06 meters. The Heavily favored Jerramay Rubias who was last year’s Palaro Champion was the pre-event favorite with 40.16m.

Meanwhile, Western Visayas Bet Jose Jerry Beliberste Jr who is also the current Batang Pinoy Champion Long Jump captured gold and broke his personal best at 7.08m This is also the first gold of WVRAA in Athletics for this year’s Palaro. Marin James Esteban of Central Luzon marked a jump of 6.70m securing the silver medal while his comrade Erson Jay Osteo settled for Bronze Medal.

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long jump results

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Pachecho Shatters Palaro Shot Put Record

Bryan Pachecho of Aurora Province (CLRAA) who is better known as a Javelin Thrower (Bronze 2013 Asean Schools) captured gold in  Shot put and created a new Palaro Record of 15.32m (6kg shotput) which erased the previous record set by Rich Cabanyug (WVRAA) at 13.90m.

The Baler National High School stand-out nearly inched the National Junior Record of  Eliezer Sunang which is 15.32m. Pacheco jousted Ron Mols Andaya of Sindangan, Zamboanga Del Norte (Region IX) who threw 14.48m settling for silver and Wendell Llames of CALABARZON  who marked 14.07m capturing bronze.

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2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Day 2 Results: Esteban captures gold

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Martin James Esteban of Central Luzon Region captured gold in Triple Jump Secondary Boys during the Athletics Tournament of 2014 Palarong Pambansa at Laguna Sports Complex, Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 05-May. Esteban jumped 14.31m which enabled him to trounce Kirk Cire Bacas of Northern Mindanao who marked a 14.25m performance while third placer Rogil Pablo of Western Visayas Region hit the sand at 13.90m.

Triple Jump Secondary Boys Results
Triple Jump Secondary Boys Results
Triple Jump Elementary Boys
Triple Jump Elementary Boys Results

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Triple Gold for NCR 2014 Hurdlers

Photos and Text By: Airnel T. Abarra– for Pinoyathletics.info

Jaime Mejia of NCR
Jaime Mejia of NCR

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- National Capital Region (NCR) shoved triple victory as they won elementary boys, girls, and secondary boys in the 400m hurdles during the Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 07-May.

Hurdlers from imperial Manila led by Jaime Mejia from UP Integrated School (UPIS) captured first place in secondary boys by clocking 54.70 seconds together with colleagues Gerald Christian Grafil of Aurora Quezon Elementary School, Manila  who registered a time of 1:02 minutes, and Ellah Therese Sirilan who sneaked gold in elementary girls with a time of 1:08.7

Meanwhile, CALABARZON region stand-out, Josefina Yjay Baloloy captured first place in secondary girls’ category taking a strong finish of 1:04:1 minute. Baloloy, who hails from Cainta, Rizal is also the region’s bet in 100m hurdles which will take place tomorrow Thursday, 08-May.

Gerald Christian Grafil
Gerald Christian Grafil of NCRAA
Josefina Yjay Baloloy (CALABARZON)
Josefina Yjay Baloloy of CALABARZON

Official Results Retrieved as of 15:00 07-May

400m Hurdles Secondary Boys Official Results
400m Hurdles Secondary Boys Official Results
400m Hurdles Elementary Boys Official Results
400m Hurdles Elementary Boys Official Results
400m Hurdles Secondary Girls Results
400m Hurdles Secondary Girls Results
400m Hurdles Elementary Girls Official Results
400m Hurdles Elementary Girls Official Results

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Mary Anthony Diesto Reigns in Palaro 2014 Girls Long Jump

Mary Anthony Diesto
Mary Anthony Diesto Doing her Winning Jump

Photos and Text By: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Western Visayas’ bet Mary Anthony Diesto captured gold in Long Jump Secondary Girls during day three of Athletics Tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here in Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal, Santa Cruz, Laguna on 06-May.

The Bacolodena Diesto registered a 5.39 jump which is her new personal best overcoming Angel Carino of CALABARZON who marked  5.21m, while Jessa Mayor of Cagayan Valley(CAVRAA) etched  5.11m at the pit which landed her for the bronze medal.

Diesto who hails from Negros Occidental National High School, Bacolod City has been a staple in ASEAN School Games for the past two years and one of the favorites in the 100m secondary girl’s finals as she hit 12.5 seconds during time trials. Diesto will face Eastern Visayas Region bet and Batang Pinoy Champion Karen Janario who clocked 12.7 seconds.

The finals for 2014 Palaro century dash will take place on Wednesday afternoon 07-May. Diesto has failed to medal in this event three years in a row making the final. Tomorrow will be a real test for Diesto to finally claim the Palaro 100m title.

Angel Carino of CALABARZON
Angel Carino of CALABARZON Landed Second Place (5.21m)
Jessa Mayor of Cagayan Valley Region (CAVRAA)
Jessa Mayor of Cagayan Valley Region (CAVRAA) captured 3rd place (5.11m)

 Official Results Uploaded 07-May-2014 2:38AM

Long Jump Secondary Girls Official Results
Long Jump Secondary Girls Official Results

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Pacheco Hauls Double Record Break in Throwing

May 6 2014

Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ,LAGUNA- Baler, Aurora prodigy Bryan Pacheco etched another record-breaking performance as he pierced an impressive 62.47m throw during the Javelin Throw competition at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Tourney here in Laguna, Sports Complex, Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 06-May.

Pacheco representing Central Luzon Region Athletic Association (CLRAA) grabbed his second gold by lancing Joshua Vincent Patalud of NCR who settled for silver with a throw of 61.46m and dominating Northern Mindanao’s bet Rejohn Cliff Gadian who garnered 57.06m which landed for the bronze medal spot.

Pacheco erased his previous record in Javelin which formerly stands at 57.81m (700g) and wiped off the 12-year record of Alledio Lumabao from Ilocos Region which stands at  59.18m (800g).

Meanwhile, John Paul Plomeda added another gold for Western Visayas Athletics by dominating Discus Throw Elementary Level by etching a 28.83m distance. Followed him was his colleague Archie Sarabia who garnered 26.56m throw and landed in third place was MIMAROPA’s Joebert Bartolome who landed bronze with a throw of  26.05m.

Javelin Throw Secondary Boys Results Final
Javelin Throw Secondary Boys Results Final
Discus Throw Elementary Boys Final Results
Discus Throw Elementary Boys Final Results

 

CALABARZON’s Rutaquio Conquers Palaro Steeplechase

May 7, 2014
Photos and Text By: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

Gilbert Rutaquio of CALABARZON emerged victorious in secondary boys steeplechase  as he survived the excruciating race during day three of Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal, Sta Cruz, Laguna on 06-May.

Rutaquio did a strong finish by clocking 10:04.6 which enabled him to add another gold for this year’s Palaro host region. He out classed Cagayan Valley Region’s (CAVRAA) bet McLord Cabalonga who finished second with a time of 10:10.8 while Earl Casinabe of Northern Mindanao (NMRAA) settled for third by ticking a 10:20.2 performance.

Official Results
Official Results

Rafanan fails Pacheco for Palaro Throwing Events Sweep

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May 7, 2014

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Kenneth Rafanan of CALABARZON region fails Central Luzon’s wonder Bryan Pacheco attempt for a sweep in all high school boys throwing events by snatching Discus Throw secondary boys win during the Athletics Tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here in Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 07-May.

Rafanan conquers the turf against Pacheco by etching a throw of 40.60m which is way beyond the 36.94m performance of the Baler-based prodigy. On the bronze medal,  SOCCSKSARGEN region’s kid Ryan Penaso crafted a throw of 35.83m.

Official Results retrieved as of 15:21 07-May

Discus Throw Secondary Boys Official Results
Discus Throw Secondary Boys Official Results

Palaro Track Princess: Mary Anthony Diesto Wins Century Dash

May 7, 2014

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A heavily relieved Mary Anthony Diesto, Leah Joan Creer, and Karen Janario in mixed emotions after finishing 100m

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

Text edited contributed: Enzo Williams

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Bacolod’s Pride Mary Anthony Diesto adds another laurel for Western Visayas Region Athletic Association (WVRAA) as she dominates the 100m sprints secondary-girls at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here in Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal, Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 07-May.

Diesto who earlier captured gold in long jump and silver in triple jump affirms her place as an emerging star in Philippine Athletics. Jousting the Eastern Visayas Region tandem of Leah Creer and Karen Janario, Diesto managed to have a good start which gives her an advantage from her rivals.

It was a fantastic effort from Diesto who had the race won when her first footstep hit the ground. Diesto executed a perfect start pulling away to lead the race from start to finish leaving her opponents struggling to catch her in the dying stages of the race. A final surge saw her pull away from a comfortable 2 stride win over Leah Ann Creer with Karen Janario left behind at the start having to work extra hard to the line to snatch the bronze.

Diesto clocked 12.4 seconds, Creer 12.6, and Janario 12.8 seconds.

The emotion and tears of joys started flowing from the 17-year-old as she knew she had lived completed the journey at the Palaro and finally won the 100m title after failing to medal four years in a row she had done what before had seemed impossible and that memory of winning the prestigious century dash at the Palaro perhaps will be cherished for life.

The Negros Occidental National High School (Bacolod)  stand-out plans to become a varsity athlete in De La Salle University-Manila (Taft) next school year 2014-2015.

Even they are unable to catch the gold, Creer and Janario give their region a good finish in the high school girls sprints in spite of the limitations in training facilities due to the onset of Typhoon Yolanda. Creer who is also in her senior high year plans to join Diesto in De La Salle University (Taft) Athletics team next UAAP season.

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100m Secondary Girls Final Official Results

Davao Kid Throttles Surprise Palaro Sprint Gold

May 7, 2014

Cabanda's Finish
Cabanda’s Finish

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) bet Berneil Cabanda stunned Athletics powerhouse regions by emerging as the champion in 100m sprints elementary boys during the Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 07-May. Cabanda who was rank third during the century dash time trials jousted his rivals from track favorites of CALABARZON and NCR by sneaking a slim victory at the last few meters of the race by clocking 12.01.5 seconds.

Cabanda, a product of Jose Timbol Jr. Central School, Davao del Sur added another gold for the 2015 Palaro candidate host region.

Meanwhile, NCRAA sprinter, Jomar Udtohan emerged victorious in secondary boys 100m.  The San Sebastian College product maintained his sprinting form and did a strong finish and broke the palaro record by etching a time of 10.8 seconds and secured another gold for the capital city. Udtohan is also the current record holder in 100m juniors for NCAA set last March 2014.

Udtohan's Strong Finish
Udtohan’s Strong Finish

Official results:

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Quadruple Golden Haul for Northern Mindanao Runners

Capangpangan (304) during 1500m Run
Capangpangan (304), the winner in 5000m and 1500m run

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Northern Mindanao Athletic Association (NMRAA) Athletics team went to a golden harvest as they shovel victories in long-distance running during the Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at the Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 08-May.

Leading the sweep is Kevin Capangpangan of Iligan City who won the 5000m run early this morning by clocking 15:54:2 minutes and captured as well the 1500m secondary boys on the same day. While her distaff colleagues Camila Tubiano (Elementary Level) and Jie Ann Calis (Secondary Girls) outlasted their rivals and savor both first-place finish.

Camila Tubiano of Northern Mindanao
Camila Tubiano of Northern Mindanao
Geanne Calis celebrating after her strong finish.
Jie Anne Calis celebrating after her strong finish.

Official Results:

Note: Results of the 1500m Run is still being wait for official release as of press time.

5000m Secondary Boys Official Results
5000m Secondary Boys Official Results

Jomar Utdohan palaro records tidies up all three sprint records at the Palarong Pambansa

May 8, 2014

Spicy Golds Delivered by Bicol Tracksters

May 8, 2014

Jhah Dale Besmonte of Bicol Region Athletic Association (BRAA)
Jhan Dale Besmonte of Bicol Region Athletic Association (BRAA)

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Jhan Dale Besmonte  and Edwin Requillas III cooked a sizzling victory as they captured gold in 110m hurdles and 400m dash, elementary boys, during day five-Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 08-May. Besmonte captured a surprising first-place finish in 110m Hurdles by clocking 17.0 seconds while Requillas III captured gold on 400m with a time of 55 seconds flat.

The Bicolano tandem simmered the first Athletics gold for Region V in this years’ Palaro. Besmonte who hails from San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur (CamSur) is a product of CamSur Sports Academy. While Requillas hails from Ligao City, Albay.

Official results uploaded as of 7:21PM 08-May:

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Eastern Visayas’ Leah Creer Captures 400m Crown

May 8, 2014

Leah Joan Creer on her last meter stride.
Leah Joan Creer (257) on her final stretch at 400m dash.

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Leah Joan Creer of Palo, Leyte reigns supreme in the 400m dash during day five Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 08-May. The Leytena sprinter snatched her first Athletics gold and added another one for her regions’ medal haul.

Creer who is also the silver medalist in the century dash on 07-May, showed focus under pressure and winning form in and clocked 59.3 seconds in spite of training hardships as she came from the Typhoon Yolanda-devastated province.

As her home turf, Leyte Sports Complex in Tacloban City was damaged, it didn’t affect her as well as her teammates. Creer and her teammates performed well under the mentorship of Coach Trece Academia. Creer who just finished her high school plans to study in De La Salle University-Manila along with her 100m dash princess Mary Anthony Diesto next year.

Monic Grace Gulac's Strong Finish at the 400m dash.
Monic Grace Gulac’s Strong Finish at the 400m dash.

Meanwhile on the elementary distaff side, Monic Grace Gulac of SOCKSARGEN Region stunned her rivals as she did a strong finish in 400m elementary girls hitting the finish with a time of 1:01.9 minutes. The Sinolon, South Cotabato stand-out added another gold for her region which is also a candidate host for 2015 Palaro.

Official results uploaded as of 7:09PM 08-May:

400m Secondary Girls Official Results
400m Secondary Girls Official Results

Emerging High Jumper Alexis Soqueno breaks Palaro High Jump Record

May 8, 2014

Alexis Soqueno breaks the Palaro Record Photo by Timeline/Roy Secretario
Alexis Soqueno breaks the Palaro Record
Photo by Timeline/Roy Secretario photo retrieved from PalarongPambansa2014 facebook page.

Alexis Soqueno registered a leap of 1.93m to break the Palaro Record of Paolo Martinez (STCAA) from 2002 which had stood at 1.90m.It was the first palaro title for the Western Visayas athlete who is school mates with Palaro Long Jump Champion Jerry Belibestre 7.08m. The boys attend the tiny school of Romansita Maravilla in Bacolod which has produced six champions from Batang Pinoy, Palaro, and PNG Youth Division in the last three years.

The duo is trained by brother-sister team Miguel Arca and Addy Arca.

Soqueno has had a very consistent season registering his personal best of 1.95m at the weekly relays in Bacolod, winning the Batang Pinoy title in Bacolod in 1.93m, winning the Western Visayas in Antique in 1.91m and then adding the Palaro Record to his resume.

Soqueno performances were good enough for him to win the Gold at the ASEAN Youth Games which was last time won in 1.90m had he been sent.

The 16-year-old will next compete at the National Games in Manila where he will be the hot favorite to win the Junior High Jump title, surely his performance also will guarantee his selection for the ASEAN Schools at the end of the year in Manila. While a performance of 2.00m is required to qualify for Asian Juniors.

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“Team Yolanda” Sparkles in 4x400m 2014 Palaro Relays

May 9, 2014
Photos and text by: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

"Team Yplanda" in their Victory March.
“Team Yolanda” in their Victory March.

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”*. This could be true when Eastern Visayas Region Athletic Association (EVRAA) Athletics team secondary girls victory in 4x400m relay during the last day of Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 09-May.

Calling themselves as “Team Yolanda” EVRAA trackers overpowered their powerhouse rivals, in spite that their home region was greatly affected by the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which greatly damaged their training facilities.

EVRAA's Leah Creer goes head-to-head with CALABARZON's Josefina Yjay Baloloy on the final lap of 4x400m relay
EVRAA’s Leah Creer goes head-to-head with CALABARZON’s Josefina Yjay Baloloy on the final lap of 4x400m relay

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“First championship since 1948” according to their head trainer and coach, Alfonso “Trece” Academia, the Eastern Visayas team finally end its athletics medal drought and harvested victories in this years’ Palaro.

The team of  Leah Joan Creer, Karen Janario, Faiza Jean Lenton, and Gemmalyn Pino sustain their pace during the race and lanced their powerhouse rivals from CALABARZON and Western Visayas and clocked a crystal clear performance of 4:04.0 minutes. While on the 4x100m, it is the Western Visayas Region who got the gold as EVRAA was given DQ decision by the tournament officials.

Official Results:

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*-Apologies to Kelly Clarkson

Back-to-back Palaro Sprint Medals for “Team Yolanda”

May 9, 2014

The winning tandem of Leah Joan Creer and Karen Janario (EVRAA)
The winning tandem of Leah Joan Creer and Karen Janario (EVRAA)

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Leah Joan Creer and Karen Janario of Eastern Visayas Athletic Association (EVRAA) captured gold and silver medals in 200m dash secondary girls during the day six Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at the Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 09-May. Dubbed as the members of “Team Yolanda” because their home region was greatly affected by the super typhoon that devastated their community last year.

Creer and Janario who clocked an identical finish of 25.8 seconds, beat the limitations of storm-destroyed training facilities managed to outlast their event rivals. Creer who already captured first place in 400m dash had already 2 golds on her neck while the robust 15-year old Janario; also the 2013 Batang Pinoy champion in Hurdles, is feasting to a total of three medals (2 Bronze and 1 Silver) as of press time.

Karyll Enrico of Calabarzon (Center)
Karyll Enrico of Calabarzon (Center)

Meanwhile, on the elementary distaff side, Karyll Clarissa Enrico of CALABARZON captured gold with a time of 27.2 seconds while SOCKSARGEN’s Tresha Mae Arevalo clocked 23.3 seconds catching the silver medal and Enrico’s comrade Imary Ruth Samano (CALABARZON) sneaked out the bronze with a time of 27.4 Seconds.

Official Results:

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NCR’s  Jomar Udtohan Palaro records Does Grand Slam Record Break in Palaro Sprints

May 9, 2014

17-year-old Jomar Udtohan running for NCR did a fantastic job tidying up all three of the sprint records at the Palarong Pambansa. Udtohan is coached by Gando at San Sebastian College. The young Udtohan cruised through the heats in 11 flat in the 100m, before destroying a field comprised of the best high schoolers the country had to offer in the Men’s 100m Final.

Pushing out hard at the start, Udtohan made up 2m on the whole field after just 50m into the race. Udtohan who was clearly more muscle-bound than his opponents who stands 5’5 unleashed a devastating second race portion which saw him surge another 3m on the field to win by 6 strides over Bautista.

Udtohan time of 10.8 seconds broke a Palaro Record that had been shared by four athletes at 10.9 seconds Julio Bayaban (1979), Ronald Calaunan (1998), Emmaneul De Ocampo (2006), and Daniel Noval (2010). Bayaban went onto become the junior record holder in the 100 and 200 at the time which has now been eclipsed.

Daniel Noval from Cebu is the current 100m Junior Record Holder which he established 10.65et in 2012. (after checking the official results from previous years the palaro records seem to overlook several of these former record-holders).

Surprisingly this was not Udtohan best effort as he had run an electronically timed 10.88 to break the NCAA Record (the equivalent of 10.6 hand-timed).

Nevertheless, Jomar Udtohan palaro records didn’t waste any time go under the Palaro Record in the heats of the 200m with a time of 22.0. In the final Udtohan. The final will be tomorrow.

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Jomar Udtohan Palaro records for NCR wins the 400m at the expense of his teammate Jaime Mejia. Photo Credit: Airnel T. Abarra – pinoyathletics.info.

After clocking the fastest time in the heats of 50.3. Jomar Udtohan Palaro Records again with a run of 48.9 the former record was held by Rodrigo Tanuan (who was 21 years old? at the time 49.5).

Udtohan has now tidied up all three of the records. His win was at the expense of teammate Jaime Mejia who was the favorite to win this event and had presented better ability over the 400m the last few years.

Official Results uploaded 6:58 PM 08-May

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100m Secondary Boys Official Results

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Jomar Udtohan palaro records

400m Results

Udtohan in his final stretch in 200m crafting grand slam in Palaro sprints.
Udtohan in his final stretch in 200m crafting grand slam in Palaro sprints.

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- National Capital Region (NCR) athlete Jomar Udtohan did a record sweep in sprints as he captured his third gold in 200m dash secondary boys during day six Athletics tournament of the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at the Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 09-May.

The capital city fast man added another medal in his neck by crafting a stellar performance in 200m by clocking 21.8 seconds which pulverized the 16-year record of Ronald Caluanan of CAVRAA set in 1998. The San Sebastian College prodigy previously smashed Palaro records both in 100m at 10.8 seconds and 48.7 seconds which garnered him triple golds.

Requillas (641) winning the 200m Elementary Boys

At the elementary level, Edwin Requillas III of Bicol Region snatched another gold to reign in century dash by running at 25.3 seconds making this as his second gold in this years’ palaro. Followed him is Lynch Mananquil of WVRAA which clocked 25.4 seconds, and settling for bronze is Nickson Maramag of Cagayan Valley with the-time of 25.6 seconds.

Official Results:

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Misamis Vs. Negros: Calis Dethrones Sustituedo in Palaro 3K Run

Jie Ann Calis on her winning form.
Jie Anne Calis on her winning form.

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- Northern Mindanao Runner Jie Anne Calis stunned her rivals as she ousted two-time Palaro champion Joneza Mie Sustituedo of Western Visayas region to capture the 3000m run secondary girls gold during day six-Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 09-May.

Calis who won the 1,500m run secondary girls yesterday 08-May do a come-from-behind victory as she outlast the race leader Sustituedo in the last laps of the totally exhausting race.

After the gun start, the barefoot Sustituedo went for long strides that made her on the lead on the first laps of the race while Calis maintained her pace and just follow the lead of the Bacolodena Sustituedo with Davao Region’s bet Mea Gay Adiliaan Ninura who did not allow Calis and Sustituedo to have a near 25m space between them.

On the fifth to sixth lap, Calis take advantage of Sustituedo’s loss of pace and points of exhaustion as she throttle up with race runner-up Ninura until both of them had a far 25-40m advantage to Sustituedo. At the last lap, Calis already maintained her pacing sneaking farther from Ninura and Sustituedo and doing a strong finish.

Hailing from Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, Calis said she didn’t expect her to win on the 3K run as she knows that Sustituedo had an advantage to her on the first laps on the race. Calis clocked a good finish at 10:26.6 minutes while Ninura followed her with a time of 10:32.2 minutes while Sustituedo settled for third place, clocking 10:49.1 minutes.

Official Results:

3000m Run Official Results.
3000m Run Official Results.

Rise of the Champions: Palaro 2014 MVP’s

May 12, 2014

Palaro 2014 is over. Still it would be great to savor and recognize the top performer in the annual centerpiece sport event for basic education students. Ten Palaro records had been broken by the athletes this year and based on this, Pinoyathletics selected the Most Valuable Players in the Athletics Tournament:

Best Thrower:

Pacheco during the Shot put finals (Image from Joey Santos retrieved: Philstar.com)
Pacheco during the Shot put finals (Image by Joey Santos retrieved from Philstar.com)

Bryan Pacheco of Central Luzon Athletic Association (CLRAA) set the pace in breaking records as he erased records in Javelin Throw and Shot-put. A product of Baler, Aurora Province, the senior thrower said that he is more into Javelin and the record break in Shot Put is not expected. Pacheco plans to study at Far Eastern University and his all set for a fruitful UAAP Career in the years to come.

Best Male Sprinter:

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No doubt its Jomar Udtohan of NCRAA as he did a grand slam record break in all sprint events (100, 200, and 400m) and also towed his team in smashing records in 4x100m and 4x400m. The San Sebastian College stand-out already broke junior records and we look forward on his stellar performance in ASEAN School Games this December.

Best Female Sprinter

Mary Anthony Diesto, Leah Joan Creer, and Karen Janario in mixed emotions after finishing 100m
Mary Anthony Diesto, Leah Joan Creer, and Karen Janario in mixed emotions after finishing 100m
Leah Joan Creer during 400m
Leah Joan Creer during 400m

We must say its a tie between Mary Anthony Diesto and Leah Joan Creer. Diesto won the 100m and Long Jump while Creer won the 200m and 400m. As both of them will be possibly school mates in De La Salle University-Manila next school year so that will be a time when there will be the distinction in their performance.

Best Middle and Long Distance Runner

Capangpangan (304) during 1500m Run
Capangpangan (304) during 1500m Run
Jie Ann Calis on a strong finish at 1,500m
Jie Anne Calis on a strong finish at 1,500m

Northern Mindanao Region’s Kevin Capangpangan did a stellar performance in the middle and long-distance races. Aside from breaking the 1,500m record, he also won the 5,000m in the same palaro. Joining him on our favorites is her teammate, Jie Ann Calis who also won 1,500m and 3,000 which is enough to make NMRAA challenge other powerhouse delegations.

Best Hurdler

If NCR’s Jomar Udtohan is the prince of sprints, his teammate Jaime Mejia was the duke of hurdles. The UPIS stand-out did a sweep in 110m and 400m and also a member of the NCRAA relay team.

Jaime Mejia during 400m Hurdles.
:Jaime Mejia during 400m Hurdles.

Best Jumper

Alexis Soqueno of Western Visayas is on our top list of jumper for this years’ palaro as he erased the 12-year old high jump record of  Paulo martinez by leaping 1.92m in a very long joust that it remained as the only event at night time during that tournament.

Most Promising Athlete

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Karen Janario is our choice as the most promising athlete for this years’ Palaro. The 15-year old Janario was already a champion during 2013 Batang Pinoy games and was able to get medals in sprints and hurdles. As she enters fourth-year high school, she will be the athlete to watch in 2015 Palaro which will take place either in Tagum City, Davao del Norte or Koronadal, South Cotabato.

Palaro Athletics Team of the Year

"Team Yolanda" in their Victory March.
“Team Yolanda” in their Victory March.

We unanimously vote Eastern Visayas as the team of the year as they managed to end its medal drought in athletics since 1948. Given their situation that Typhoon Yolanda devastated not only their training facilities but also the properties and lives of their colleagues.

Eastern Visayas team dubbed as “Team Yolanda” managed to win the 4x400m relay girls and their athletes Leah Joan Creer, Karen Janario, and Melissa Escoton captured great finish in the events they joined in. The story of their team is worth of inspiration and hailing them as the best team is the best ovation we can offer.

Golden Double Record Break for NCR in Palaro Relays

May 10, 2014

NCRAA Athletics Team celebrating after their double win in relays.
NCRAA Athletics Team celebrating after their double win in relays.

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- NCRAA Sprinters went to a back-to-back victory as they harvest both the 4x100m and 4x400m secondary boys and shattered the Palaro records in relays during the Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 09-May.

Team NCR on full throttle on the final stretch of 4x100m
Team NCR on full-throttle on the final stretch of 4x100m

Capital city runners lead by Palaro triple record-breaker Jomar Udtohan, with Jaime Mejia, Nestly Tercero, Franklin Onukogu Jr., and Venz Pena took an early advantage in the first laps of the race and trounced their rivals from Cagayan Valley, Davao Region, SOCKSARGEN regions and clocked a spellbinding time of 43.1 seconds on 4x100m and 3:22.1 minutes in 4x400m .

This is enough to erase the 4-year old record set by their predecessors in NCRAA on 2010  for 4x100m which formerly stands at 43.24 seconds while wiped off the 12-yr old record set by STRAA (2002) that stands at 3:22.1. Meanwhile their colleagues in the elementary distaff side captured gold in 4x100m with a time of 52.3 which is headed by hurdles double gold medalist Ellah Therese Sirilan with comrades April Mae Allegrado, Romalyn Eulin, and Francesca Elaine Buena.

Bicol Sprinters on final stretch for their double gold in elementary relays.
Bicol Sprinters on the final stretch to capture double gold in elementary relays.

On the elementary boys, Bicol runners spiced up again as they also sweep the 4x100m and 4x400m clocking a time of 48.2 seconds and 3:52.4 minutes and SOCKSARGEN Region take home the 4x400m victory with a time of 4:18.5 minutes.

Official Results:

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Palaro 2014 Athletics Tournament Analysis: The Need for Fully Automated Timing System Continues

After six days of competition last week during 2014 Palarong Pambansa at the Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal, Sta. Cruz, Laguna, we at Pinoyathletics had great time doing coverage in my home province. It’s about time to assess the whole Athletics tournament proper. Take everything we said here as positive criticism.

The Venue: Laguna Sports Complex had nice improvements this year. Added bleachers near the start of 200m dash made audience watch on the other side of the stadium. Still I hope they can improve the facilities such as provisions for large video walls.

As I stayed mostly in the media center, I can see some birth pains on the first day. The internet connection and desktop computers are still being installed even the press people already arrived.

Comparing with Palaro 2012 in Lingayen, Pangasinan, the media center is already 100 percent working on the first day of competition and we don’t have many problems with the internet connection.

Complimentary items such as free coffee and snacks were started to be provided on the second day. I know that the working committees are working hard for their job and I can’t blame them if they cannot provide all the necessary things for the press as they also rely on their superiors.

Still, it would be great to address this matters for next years’ Palaro host which is either Tagum City, Davao del Norte, or Koronadal, South Cotabato to make sure that provisions in the media center are already in place a day before the start of the games.

Jhah Dale Besmonte of Bicol Region Athletic Association (BRAA)
If Palaro Athletics Tournament is Fully Automatic Timed, this lane judge work will be much easier and will provide better angles to shoot for photographers as there will be no photo bombings.

The Tournament:

As we always want, I hope DepEd or the Palaro host city will really invest in purchasing fully electronic timing system just like this one manufactured by SEIKO and

(https://www.seiko-sts.co.jp/e/products/catalog/sports/sportstiming_e.pdf

Palaro is the pinnacle of Athletics competition among basic education students in the country and organizers should raise the technology of the games because IAAF only honors fully electronic timing.

It would be good if the tournament manager will use an Athletics tournament software like HyTek: and DirectAthletics  Meet Pro.

So that results will be automatically encoded and easily printed thus sending it to media or posting at the bulletin boards will be faster. Results delivery time in Palaro Athletics should really improve every year because the faster the results, the better that sports writers can tell to their readers the results which lead to more people reading and following the sport.

Fully electronic timing also eases the burden of the technical working committee as they can get the results accurately and not subject to running around the track to check the race bibs and athlete numbers as the electronic timing system already doing that job.


Cinderella Girls: Sirilan and Enrico Walks Away with Double Gold in Palaro Athletics

Sirilan during 100m Hurdles
Ellah Therese Sirilan during 100m Hurdles

Photos and Text: Airnel T. Abarra for Pinoyathletics.info

SANTA CRUZ, LAGUNA- National Capital Region (NCR) marvel Ellah Therese Sirilan grab two gold medals in 100m and 400m hurdles during the Athletics tournament at the 2014 Palarong Pambansa here at Laguna Sports Complex, Brgy. Bubukal Sta. Cruz, Laguna on 08-May.

The sixth-grade Sirilan started her gold haul in this years palaro when she captured the 400m hurdles crown by clocking 1:08.7 minutes on 07-May and secured her spot for 2 golds when she finished first on 100m of the same discipline with a time of 16.6 seconds which is .2 second short to melt the Palaro record set by Jessa Ampunan of Bicol Region (2010) which still stands at 16.4 seconds.

Sirilan during 400m Hurdles.
Sirilan during 400m Hurdles.

A product of  Gen. Maximino Hizon Elementary School, the Tondo girl Sirilan plans to take her 7th grade (High School)  in the University of the East-Manila and she will continue to focus on hurdles while also training for 400m dash.

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Karyll Clarissa Enrico (599) on her final stretch at the 200m dash

Karyll Clarissa Enrico (599) on her final stretch at the 200m dash

Karyll Clarissa Enrico of CALABARZON Region shares the same spotlight with Sirilan as a double gold medalist in this year palaro by capturing a first-place finish in 100m and 200m elementary girls.

Clocking 12.9 seconds on the century dash, which is only a point of a second away to erase the 1997 record set by Irene Mojar of Bicol Region at 12.8 seconds. Enrico who is a product of Jesus Cabarrus Elementary School, Antipolo Rizal, bagged her second laurel with a time of 27.2 Seconds.

Official Results:

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Palarong Pambansa 2014 Athletics Previews

Palarong Pambansa 2014 will take place at Santa Cruz, Laguna from May 4-10. The Palaro is the National High School Championships of the Philippines. And is an annual multi-sports event. While we are waiting for the release of the schedule. We will provide a review of the events of the athletes participating. The analysis will be based on the results of meets these last 12 months. The Palaro will serve as part of the selection process for the ASEAN School Games which will be held at Marikina at the end of 2014.


Palarong Pambansa 2014 Womens Sprints: Mighty Visayas

Leading the charge for the Palarong Pambansa 2014 Title is Western Visayas 17-year-old Mary Anthony Diesto (12.4), Diesto has made the final several years in a row in this event.

Yet failed to medal she did, however, win the Triple Jump at the last Palaro and the 100m Youth Title at the National Games. Perhaps her last year in the Palaro will end the hunt for the elusive gold in the coveted century dash. Diesto has represented the Philippines at the ASEAN Schools and Youth Olympic Games meets last year.

Her main challenge will come from 15-year-old Karen Janario of Leyte (12.5) the Batang Pinoy champion (100,200, 100 Hurdles). Also in the race is Calabarzon’s Ana Marie Querre who even though just having registered 12.9 in 2014 is last year’s Bronze Medals. Querre is currently ranked 9th on entries. Of last year’s finalists Querre (3rd), Guro (5th), Diesto (6th) and Creer (7th) will lineup again with the other four now at college.

Janario also starts as the favorite in the 200 (25.7). Slightly ahead of Elrica Jane Guro of Iloilo (25.8) and 14-year old Joycie Beronio of Bacolod (26.0). Quierre who was third in this event last year will need a significant improvement on her 26.7 last year to feature in the medals again. Also in the finals from last year Creer, Ruby Ann Garcia and Beronio who placed last.

While in the 400m middle distance runners Louielyn Pamatian (59.0) has had some success over the quarter-mile alongside WV Teammate Angelica De Josef (1.00.1) also in the mix will be National Youth Champion from Leyte Leah Joan Creer (1.00.08). Also add in 14-year-old WV Joycie Beronio (1.00.2) the Batang Pinoy Champion into the mix.

Pamatian and Creer finished 6th and 7th in the final last year. And Ruby Ann Garcia of NCR who ranked 4th last year in 1:00.2 will also be in the race.


Mens Sprints: Udtohan expected to tidy up Records

Jomar Udtohan of NCR expected to tidy up the Palaro Records in Palarong Pambansa 2014
Jomar Udtohan of NCR expected to tidy up the Palaro Records in 2014. Palarong Pambansa 2014.

 

In the Men’s 100m NCAA High School Record Holder Jomar Udtohan of San Sebastian (NCR team) is expected to be unchallenged. Most noteworthy is the 18-year-old who had made the Junior Final at the prestigious Thailand Open. Udtohan clocked 10.88 and 22.05 is ranked #3 and #2 on the senior ranking lists this year.

He is expected to tidy up the Palaro Records which stand at 10.9 and 22.2. The 100m Record is shared by Julio Bayaban, Ronald Calaunan, Emmanuel De Ocampo and Daniel Noval. On hand-timed conversion Udtohan has ran around 10.4-10.6.

Udtohan won the National Youth title at the PNG last year in 100m. And is expected to add the National Junior titles to his resume the week after the Palaro.

While his next best opponent Cotobato’s Gino Dogoldogol is a very distant second with a time of 11.0ht. Hence Udtohan placed third in the final of this event last year

In the 200m the record is shared by Calaunan and Noval. While On hand-timed conversion Udtohan has ran 21.6-21.8. Dogoldogol 22.7 and Mark John Balajeboco of Western Visayas 22.8 are more than a second behind.

The 400m is expected to be dominated by UP High schools Jaime Mejia in the NCR Team. 17 year old Mejia who shattered his own UAAP High school Record with a blitzing run of 49.46. Also has international experience having ran in the ASEAN Youth and Thailand Open. He ranked 10th against the Seniors last year in this event.

Expected to offer a good challenge is General Santos John Kenneth Nodos who has registered a time of 49.6 at the Regional Palaro. Patrick Morando of NCR 50.3,  Sanny Dalagumbyan (50.5), Jay Patrick Niels (50.6). And Balajeboco (50.7) all of Western Visayas will be battling it out for the Bronze.

 

Women’s Distance: Western Visayas Dominant

Calis, Sustituedo, and Ninura leading the pack at the 2015 Palaro 3,000m Secondary Girls. Palarong Pambansa 2014.

Western Visayas Louielyn Pamatian tops the 800 this year with a time of 2:17.5. Ranked 4th in the seniors this year. Her nearest rival is teammate Angelica De Josef of Aklan (2:17.2 in 2013) who is the Batang Pinoy Champion. Last year De Josef won the Palaro and Pamatian finished runner up.

Pamatian also leads the 1500m with a time of 4:49.5, ahead of De Josef 4:50.3, Jonesa Mie Sustiedo  4:52.48 who has run at the last 2 edition of the ASEAN Schools for the Philippines. And Joida Gagnao 4:56.8 (PB 4.45.2) with such considerable depth with four good athletes from Western Visayas it is possible they may sweep the podium.

Perhaps the athlete who can stop a clean sweep of the Western Visayas in this event is Jie Ann Calis of Northern Mindanao who ran 4:48.2 last year to finish second behind Gagnao. While Pamatian is the season leader, Gagnao, De Josef, and Sustiedo make this an interesting 5-way fight.

In the 3000m its Joida Gagnao (10:22.6) who will look to defend her title, against Calis (10.28.1) last year’s silver medalist. Gagnao who is from Guimaras the same town as Multiple SEA Games Champion Rene Herrera has ran 10.37.6 at the Western Visayas meet. Sustiedo is a bit further behind with 10:43.03.

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Men’s Distance

(due to insufficient data no write up available, unlike the girls, none of the boys qualify to the senior ranking lists)

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Womens & Mens Hurdles: Janario and Mejia

Karen Janario embraces her coach Trece after topping the girls 100m dash heats this morning at Panaad Park Palarong Pambansa 2014
Karen Janario embraces her coach Trece after topping the girls 100m dash heats this morning at Panaad Park Palarong. Pambansa 2014.

An outright favorite in the Women’s Hurdles is Yolanda survivor Karen Janario of Leyte. The 14-year-old is the Batang Pinoy and National Youth Champion in this event. Janario has a personal best of 15.43 from the National Games which is the fastest ever time by a Filipina her age. Her teammate Melissa Escoton 15.85 bronze medalist in the youth division at National Games and WV Champion Ezel Divingracia of Western Visayas 16.0 are expected to fill the minor medals.

Mejia at the Thailand Open 2013. Palarong Pambansa 2014
Mejia at the Thailand Open 2013.

Meanwhile, in the Men’s 100 and 400 Hurdles the favorite is UAAP High school Record Holder Jaime Mejia of NCR. The 16-year-old has best times of 14.6/14.89et and 54.1. He is expected to face a very strong challenge from Alexis Soqueno of Bacolod the Batang Pinoy Champion who actually has a faster performance of 14.77et.  Also strong in this event will be Alvin Vergel of NCR 14.8.

While in the 400 Hurdles Mejia is comfortably clear of Soqueno who holds the next best time of 56.7.

Palarong Pambansa 2014. Womens Jumps: Negros athletes to dominate

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Diesto wins Long Jump at the WV Palaro 2014. Palarong Pambansa 2014.

Again WV Mary Anthony Diesto who was last year’s Triple Jump Champion both at the Palaro and in the youth division of the PNG will start as favourites. Diesto who has not to beat her personal best of 11.61m for a year. I will be looking to add the sprint title to her jump titles.

The former Taytung student is now studying at Negros Public School. This year Diesto best leap has been 11.35m. The Palaro Record is held by another Bacolod Athlete Felyn Sausa Dolloso who leaped 12.35m back in 2010.

Dolloso went onto break the National Junior Record with 12.55m at the 2012 National Games. The main opponent will be Jessa Mayor of CAVRAA who was second at the Palaro last year with 11.31m.

Diesto also leads the long jump with 5.36m. Despite finishing third in the Palaro last year. Defending Palaro Champion Jessa Mayor (5.30m) will be the main opponent. And also Bacolods Romerose Villauneva (5.18m) the Batang Pinoy Champion will be in action.

“I am very serious this year’s WVRAA, I really prepared hard in this event with the big reason that this is my last year to compete,” remarked by Diesto.

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Kaylene Mosqueda is the slight favorite in the High Jump for Palaro she won WV Palaro in 1.54m. Palarong Pambansa 2014.

The slight favorite in the high jump is Kaylene Mosqueda (Western Visayas) who has the best leap of 1.54m. With the close behind likely to be a battle between NCR Eloiza Ituriaga. And The Batang Pinoy Champion Leah Taltala who have both leapt 1.53m.

While no Pole Vault is scheduled the clear leader is rising star Emily Obiena 3.10m the joint national Junior Record Holder.

2014 Palarong Pambansa Athletics Men’s Jumps: Negros Athletes to dominate

15-year-old Batang Pinoy Champion Jose Jerry Belibestre of WV leads the lineup with a best leap of 6.87m. Belibestre has been registering 7.00m jumps in training. He recently won the Palaro WV leg in 6.77m.  Belibestre is also expected to do well in the Triple Jump.

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Despite an old landing mat, Soqueno was able to show consistency with a 1.90m leap to win WV Palaro. Palarong Pambansa 2014.

His teammate Alexis Soqueno, 15 is a very promising find in the Boys High Jump having leaped 1.95m during the Bacolod Weekly Relays. it is the best performance ever by a Filipino athlete for his age. Soqueno had been consistently winning the Batang Pinoy in 1.90m and Western Visayas Regionals in 1.90m. Soqueno is not only the teammate of Belibestre but also his school mate at Romanito Maravilla high school.

The two boys are coached by Miguel and Addy Arca. The tiny school of Romanito Maravilla which has only 400 students. It has produced 6 national champions in athletics alone in Batang Pinoy, Palarong Pambansa. And National Games youth categories in the short span of 2 years.

THROWING EVENTS

17-year-old Dianne De Jesus of Pampanga the defending Palaro Champion in the Shotput. She goes in with the tough task of defending her title. With the emergence of Calabarzon’s Jewel Manaig from Tanuan City. Manaig the Batang Pinoy Champion leads the starters in the Women’s Shotput.

With a personal best of 11.36m the only entry over 11m. She will be joined by BP Runner up Dianne Zayco of Bacolod (10.92m). And Mary Joy Garcia of Iloilo who defeated Zayco at the WV Palaro (10.71m).

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Jeremay Rubias looking likely to defend her Javelin title (Photo Credit: Rappler) Palarong Pambansa 2014.

Jeremay Rubias the Defending Palaro Champion improved her throw from 39.59m to 40.15m at the Western Visayas Palaro. And goes in favorite to defend her title. Also highly favored is the rapidly improving Monica Andaya the daughter of Veteran Coach Rosito Andaya who representing NCR won the Batang Pinoy title in 38.42m.

 In the Discus Riva Carlo the Batang Pinoy Champion 32.02m goes in as the slight favorite in this event.

While in the Men’s Javelin Bryan Pacheco (58m) who is the SEA Youth Bronze medalist. Will face the challenge of newcomer  Ronald Lacson who threw 56.85m at the WV Palaro will be one to watch for.

Sources: http://angbagongsibol.blogspot.com/2014_02_01_archive.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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